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How Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry are celebrating the ‘12 Days of Christmas’

‘Tis the season for giving and the Sussexes are getting in the festive spirit.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are getting in the festive spirit, taking to Instagram to share how they are celebrating the 'Twelve Days of Christmas'.
Continuing their monthly tradition to highlight Instagram accounts which do good and inspired by the seasonally appropriate Twelve Days of Christmas, the royal couple have selected 12 organisations who are caring for those in need, particularly at this time of year.
"With the festive holiday season upon us, it's also a reminder to reflect on those in need," the Sussex Royal account wrote.
"Those who may feel lonely, hungry, homeless, or may be experiencing the holidays for the first time without loved ones. It's an important time of year to help those around you who may be less fortunate, or who would appreciate even the smallest act of kindness."

Some of the 12 accounts include Scotland based Social Bite, an organisation on a mission to end homelessness in Scotland; Scotty's Little Soldiers, a charity for bereaved British Forces children; The Trussell Trust, an organisation which supports food banks in the UK; as well as the Salvation Army, Centre Point, Los Angeles Mission and Shelter Charity.
The royal couple also followed St Felix Centre, a charity which provides services for some of the most marginalised and vulnerable members of Toronto's community, and a charity which Meghan would regularly volunteer for before becoming a member of the royal family.
Taking to Twitter St Felix Centre thanked the couple for highlighting their charity, writing: "Thank you! Many people here have fond memories [of] #DuchessMeghan volunteering with us – though we remember her just as 'the lovely Meghan.'
"We're happy to see she continues supporting vulnerable people now as a member of the Royal Family. We'd love for her to visit us again one day."
Since the creation of their Instagram account earlier this year, the royal couple have used their account to highlight a certain theme each month, where they follow organisations on Instagram that coincide with the theme.
Their first theme in May focused on mental health, with the couple following accounts that work to "promote mental wellbeing, mental fitness, body positivity, self-care, and the importance of human connection."
Harry and Meghan taking part in a youth mental wellbeing programme during their royal visit to South Africa earlier this year. (Image: Getty)
Meghan and Harry are currently taking an extended break from royal duties with seven-month-old Archie, taking the opportunity to spend quality time with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland.
The Sussexes celebrated their first Thanksgiving as a family-of-three last week, posting well-wishes on Instagram to mark the holiday.
"Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours," the couple shared.
Meghan, Harry and Archie are currently enjoying some quality family time with Meghan's mother Doria. (Image: Getty)
Last month Buckingham Palace announced the Sussexes would not join The Queen and the rest of the royal family for Christmas at Sandringham.
"Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, [the couple] will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess' mother Doria," the Palace announced.
"This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen."